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what we're learning are the broad framework that sort of allows the nsa to collect their surveillance and the legal thinking behind their justifications for the surveillance, but we're going to get a lot more detail, we're told, about exactly what the government does when they're looking through e-mails and looking through phone records, et cetera. so i think there is more information to come. that's some big news. boy, did they cover the range of topics. i was at the end of the press conference and they got through most of my questions. so by the end, you could see him, he usually gets a little bit testy at the very end. so can you sometimes get the most fire riery answer when he a little tired by then. but he seemed very subdued today. very calm. in the first term he would get much more prickly in these settings. he just doesn't seem to get all that riled up now. seems like not a lot will bother him. he did get a little on edge about obama. a range of issues and that's only touch of emotion i saw from him. >> he talked about putin's slouch, he looks likes the bored kid at the back o
're basically getting a newhe roommate, the nsa, and you cann kiss the 4th amendment good-bye. we know companies like microsoft are willing to cooperate with nsa. a if you report says local law l enforcement agencies are taking information surveillance fromsa the nsa and arresting americans because of that surveillance. what you're doing is inviting the government into your home. that, to me, is very dangerous. >> wayne, you have to be careful what you wear when you're watching tv. they might flip the switch and v watch you right back? >> that's true. and i agree.hey it's a terrible thing to have the government watching you for anything. federal geet the government out of awful our lives. however, nobody is forcing you once again to buy that particular television that has a that camera in it.at c it's like buying a gun. you know a gun can kill somebody, might even kill you if you own the gun. so you got to be careful.n. so if you buy that television that has that camera, you're taking that risk. you don't have to -- wayne -- nobody is forcing you, but you buy the tv with the expectation thatpect
obama appears to be feeling the heat from the nsa leaker edward snowden's revelations about what the intelligence knows about your e-mail, telephone access. the president outlined a four-point plan to reform intelligence gathering, especially as it touches american citizens. >> first, i will work with congress to pursue appropriate reforms to section 215 of the patriot act. the program that collects telephone records. second, i'll work with congress to improve the public's confidence in the oversight conducted by the foreign intelligence surveillance court. so specifically, we can take steps to make sure civil liberties and the government's position is challenged by an adversary. number three, we can and must be more transparent. so i've directed the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. fourth, reforming a high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications technologies. we need new thinking for a new era. >> as for the times of all of this, the president says the review process began befo
these programs as possible. we have already declassified unprecedented information about the nsa. but we can go further. so at my direction the department of justice will make public the legal rational for the government's collection activities under section 215 of the patriot act. the nsa is taking steps to put in place a full-time civil liberties and privacy officer. and released information that details its mission, authorities and oversight. and finally the intelligence community is creating a web site that will serve as a hub for further transparency. and this will give americans and the world the ability to learn more about what our intelligence communities does and what it doesn't do; how it carries out its mission; and why it does so. fourth, we're forming a high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence communications technologies. we need new thinking for a newera. we now have to unravel terrorist plots by finding a needle in a hey stake of global telecommunications. and meanwhile technology has given governments, including our own, unprecedented capability to m
before this whole nsa story first erupted. is this announcement today in the east room a political necessity for the president? >> i think it is, brooke. i think the president's got to do a better job explaining to the american public why this nsa surveillance program exists. because there are a lot of skeptical people including in his own party among the democrats. why does the united states government need to do all this, go through all these -- have this massive program collecting information on everyone's phone numbers, e-mails. even though there is a process, legislative process, judicial process to make sure it isn't in violation of people's privacy, a lot of americans don't believe that. they're very nervous about it. they toedon't like it. i think the president recognizes and certainly his aides recognize they have to do a better swrjob explaining the necessity of this in the war against terrorism, if you will. i think that's what the president hopes to do. score some points and reassure the american public their privacy is being protected. >> right. wolf and jessica, thank
on martha's vineyard. as he pointed out the debate over the nsa, leaks and edward snowden continues. more on that story after this break. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> welcome back to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. a look at the top stories crossing the desk. number one, a 16-year-old girl abducted nearly a week ago is expected to reunite with her family today. hannah anderson was found alive yesterday in idaho after an intense search. casey wian has more from california. >> reporter: fredericka, family members in the san diego area have been spending most of the past day preparing torona
a seat. >> president obama answering questions on a wide range of topics, on the nsa surveillance. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> and some changes ahead. >> i will work with congress to pursue appropriate reforms. >> on our relationship with russia. >> i don't have a bad personal relationship with putin. >> on ed snowden himself. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> and on obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> tonight, q&a at the white house. and we'll get to that. but first from fox this friday night, a teenage girl at the center of a kidnap case is alive and in good health. that's the word from somebody who reported seeing her with the suspected kidnapper. investigators have also now found his suspect's car. and they say there is no evidence that the suspect is holding her against her will. the girl's name is hannah anderson. she's 16. investigators say 40-year-old james dimaggio kidnapped her after a fire at his house east of san di
to reform parts of those controversial nsa spying programs even though he says the spying is being done within the law. one change involves creating an independent attorney to challenge the government before the secret court that approves surveillance efforts. the president also wants more transparency overall. he plans to have an independent group of experts review the government's intelligence technologies and the president also voiced his opinion about nsa leaker edward snowden. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. my preference -- and i think the american people's preference -- would have been for a lawful orderly examination of these laws. >> on the same subject, we're learning top executives from bay area tech companies met with the president yesterday. representative from apple, google and at&t met at the white house to discuss their concerns about government surveillance and digital privacy. the tech companies are worried that information dem
, the father of nsa leaker wed ward snowden is speaking out, telling abc news that his son is not a traitor. and though snowden says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose right now because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of the trip? to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the
some time. >>> tonight, the father of nsa leaker edward snowden is speaking out, saying his son is not a traitor. and though snowden's father says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of trip -- to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have
the surveillance said it was fundamentally different than what they were led to believe as the nsa sweeped up thousands of e-mails from americans with absolutely no ties to terrorism. amid growing controversy comes more revelations the national security agency illegally collected tens of thousands of americans' e-mails. new declassified documents show the nsa collected nearly 60,000 communications a year for three years ending in to 11, it includes e-mails and other internet activity. the court also said the nsa misrepresented the scope of its effort. >> very disturbing, a national security agency has extraordinary surveillance capabilities and these tools are supposed to be directed toward adversaries in the united states, not toward the american public. >> reporter: the nsa says it collected the data by mistake. senior intelligence official telling reporters there was a "technological problem that could not be avoided rather than any overreach." meantime intelligence officials are denying a media report that the nsa sifts through and has access to 75% of online communications in the u.s. th
with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including edward snowden. he down played tension between him and his russian counter parts. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language. he's got that slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom, but the truth is when we are in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> reporter: now, reaction to the president's new transparency measures came in swiftly before he finished speak
. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labelled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth and sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king ever. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia soon to help his son fight those charges. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system that we're afforded as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: snowden says that they have poisoned t
the heat, of course, over privacy after edward snowden leaked details of nsa snooping. and russia, of course, has given edward snowden temporary asylum keeping him out of the reach of american law enforcement. let's listen to a sound bite we have from president obama during his press conference yesterday. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is that mr. snowden has been charged with three felon s felonies. if, in fact, he believes that what he did was right, then, like every american citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> not a patriot, he said, but also admitting that perhaps the reaction and the changes to these programs are happening more swiftly because of the leaks that edward snowden did put out there. >> yeah. i mean, he said that we would get here at this point anyway, but probably not this soon. >> uh-huh. >>> next on "newsroom," the latest on the emotional custody battle between usher and his ex-wife. just days after their 5-year-old son nearly drowned. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks
surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to see you. >> reporter: good to see you, too, craig. >> what can we expect from president obama after his vacation? >> reporter: well, craig, i think you're going to hear a lot more about the nsa, as you heard the president say and as you just mentioned. he mapped out sort of his strategy moving forward, announced the fact that there need to be steps taken to enhance transparency of that controversial surveillance program. so he really started to enumerate what he wants to see happen, yesterday during that news conference, take a look at some of what he mapped out. working with congress to reform the nsa program that coll
. so you can. >>> the father of nsa leaker edward snowden says he's not saying when he will visit russia. edward snowden has been charged in federal court with violations of the espionage act. >>> new articles gifl giving a fresh perspective of the march in washington for jobs and freedom at the height of the civil rights movement. the saturday evening post covered civil rights extensively in the '50s and '60s and has released a column called "it's our country, too" and it's about how the march actually began a full 22 years earlier with the protests that were planned but never actually happened. joining me now is jeff neilson as well as james peterson, professor of studies at lehigh university and an msnbc contributor. gentlemen, good to have you both here. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, alex. >> jeff, the retrospective article includes the discussion with walter white. what happened there? talk about what happened all the way back to 1940 and people have to remember what time this was. this was a full year before pearl harbor, a much different time. >> that's right. at
's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon snowden was reacting to the president aes prevacation news conference where he dismissed the notion that the y
's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, the father of fuj fif nsa leaker ed ward snowden. the family lawyer says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas. we have a date which we won't disclose right now. >> reporter: the purpose of the trip to come up with the criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted and open court for the american people to have all of the facts. >> reporter: the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you kid many of the statements made by our leaders they have poisoned the well so to speak in terms of a potential jury pool. >> reporter: just friday, president obama had this to say. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available. >> reporter: mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the programs snowden revealed saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> this weekend, julian assange took issue with the administration saying reforms are being made therefore e
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